Airline Uses RFID in MRO and Security Operations

By Doug

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An airline that operates an extensive domestic and international network, with more than 5,000 flights daily and approximately 80,000 employees, has used RFID in its maintenance operation for more than two years. The airline has been tagging emergency equipment in the cabin that must be on every plane and must not be expired, such as oxygen generators, life vests, portable oxygen bottles, first-aid kits, medical kits, defibrillators, fire suppression squibs, EPAS bottles that blow the doors open, and so forth. RFID replaces repeated date inspections and allows the carrier to get the maximum lifespan out of an asset before removing it from service.